On this particularly strong LP, bassist Buell Neidlinger and tenor saxophonist Marty Krystall (who doubles on bass clarinet) co-lead a group humorously called Krystall Klear and the Buells. With drummer Peter Erskine completing the basic trio, organist Jerry Peters helping out on three songs, and Gene Cipriano having guest appearances for one song apiece on tenor and bass oboe, there are many highlights to the diverse yet consistently colorful music. Krystall's honking melody statement on Thelonious Monk's "Little Rootie Tootie" certainly sticks in one's mind; "Ben's Addiction" is a two-tenor tribute to Ben Webster, and actually all seven selections are memorable. Four of the better numbers have since been reissued as part of the CD Rear View Mirror.
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